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Sat24Sep2016Carlson School of Management, the University of Minnesota
Policy, Awareness, Sustainability and Systems (PASS) -- Next Generation Research Challenges for Computational IS Research
During past decade IS/IT research has moved beyond its earlier primary
concern regarding the */centrality/*of IS/IT construct to include the
*/vitality/*of IS/IT constructs for a vast array of problem domains. MIS
researchers led the business research in the use of computer networks of
business processes whether it was the use of novel mercantile mechanisms
or the host of behavioral issues associated with anonymized behavior to
nature of virtual office.Information technology fundamentally changed
the problem characteristics, application environment and domain,
incentives of participants, and above all technology provides new ways
to measure and manipulate participants’ incentive. One of the roles of
IS research is to*/pose new questions about old beliefs/*due to
technological advances in IS/IT. We do that because MIS researchers are
the first one to embrace technology as vital component in interaction
with our surrounding environment.
The workshop on Policy, Awareness, Sustainability and Systems (PASS) is
an initiative of Workshop for Information Technology and Systems to
encourage forward looking research in terms of problem domains,
technological and methodological scope and its potential
impact.Information is key to organizing a sustainable environment for
the planet whether it is in terms of creating and managing food supply,
energy, water or embedded devices that will provide new perceptory
abilities to humans in the form of augmented reality and interactive
decision environments.Building, testing, managing and controlling these
new generation of technology would require an understanding that current
data and approaches may not adequately be able to deal with.Yet
appropriate guidelines and policies must be developed to avoid
exploitation of new technology for potentially destructive purposes. The
purpose of the PASS workshop is to invite researchers and scholars to
discuss their forward looking research related to Information Systems
and Technology and provide a forum for substantive discussion around a
broad set of forward looking topics, not limited to the issues discussed
above.Consistent with WITS theme, the methodological focus we encourage
is that of computational, simulation and algorithmic strain.
While a broad set of questions at different level of granularity are of
interest, the following questions provide broad strokes of kinds of
areas that may be of interest.
·Given the triple-bottom-line concept of sustainability that requires
long-term simultaneous optimization of economical, ecological and social
objectives, what are the implications on the traditional resource-based
view? How could we model/analyze these seemingly unrelated objectives in
a collective manner?
·What are the policy implications of the scenario wherein the cost of
information is decreasing, but environmental resources (and resources
derived from environmental resources) are becoming increasingly constrained?
·Traditional IT has focused on indicators based on built capital, for
example, physical capacity, financial resources, human resources,
etc.What are the methodological implications of relying on indicators –
for example, those related to well-being and natural capital – do they
provide a reflection of the reality?
·How do we design and develop systems that capture information that is
attached to anything that is exchanged?
The workshop will take place on Saturday September 24,^, 2016 at Carlson
School of Management, the University of Minnesota.The participants will
be provided accommodations for one night (Friday).There is no
registration fee, however, the space is limited and will be provided on
first come first serve basis.Interested presenters should send an
abstract (One page) to Alok Gupta (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
by September 2, 2016.